The Xbox 360 Marketplace Won't Be Closing in May 2023, Despite Xbox Support Article's Claim
With Microsoft planning to remove more than 40 games from the Xbox 360 Marketplace in a few days, concerns have been raised that the console's store could be closing down entirely. And with Wario64 on Twitter spying an Xbox Support Page stating that the Xbox 360 Marketplace could be closing by May 2023, users have been understandably worried.
“We will be closing the Xbox 360 marketplace over the next year, so we encourage you to purchase any 360 games or DLC by May 2023,” the Xbox support article stated, which, as reported by Gematsu, was apparently posted in error, according to a spokesperson for Microsoft. Any worries that the Xbox 360 Marketplace faces shutdown in May, therefore, can be set aside. It's not happening.
That said, the delisting of 40-something games and items of DLC from the Xbox 360 Marketplace isn't exactly a positive thing, and could indeed be the first signs that the console's store could be due to close down in the near future. You will still be able to purchase any delisted games that are also backwards compatible via the Microsoft Store on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
And, if you've already purchased any of the affected games, you be able to access them via the download library on your Xbox 360 console.
Friday, February 03, 2023 @ 11:21 AM
Take notes Sony & Nintendo.
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So for anyone who wants to buy/play Skate 2 on any console besides Xbox 360
Just visit this link and buy it on the actual website itself.
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Sunday, February 05, 2023 @ 11:54 PM
Although I've never tried it, I assume an OG Xbox finds nothing if one tries to connect it to the internet? It is only logical to deduce that eventually in time, someday, MS will carefully make the decision to cut the juice so to speak. I mean they can't keep it running forever, right? So, if they want to keep it working for 50 years that's up to them.
Monday, February 06, 2023 @ 02:58 AM
The OG Xbox question is an interesting one, I thought about connecting my OG box just now and see what happens, but I decided on the easy route instead(Wikipedia :-p), which says: "Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010, encouraging gamers to upgrade to the Xbox 360". So you´re correct in that it won´t find anything online whatsoever. However, I think(hope?) the big difference here is that the OG Xbox didn´t have Achievements or a Marketplace as we know it today. Achievements are what we are here for at least on this forum, right? :-p Personally I would certainly not have spent the last two months playing through all the F1 games on the 360 if it weren´t for that sweet 4000+G ;-)